Last update: June 24th, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the Black Belt Prairie, a region of fertile farmland that is so distinctive it can be seen from space.
The Black Belt stretches from northeastern Mississippi into central Alabama in the shape of a crescent, and is named for its rich, black topsoil.
The image was captured by MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory